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8 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss a Trip to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Visiting the Matanuska-Susitna Valley
The Matanuska-Susitna Valley isn’t the most famous destination in Alaska. You might not have heard of it before, and it’s certainly not as well known as iconic areas like the Kenai Peninsula or the Copper River. Its name is a bit of a mouthful, but we can guarantee you that...  Read More

7 Things You Won’t Be Able to Live Without Once You’ve Lived in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Whale Watching in Alaska
From easy access to lakes and mountains to salty smoked salmon, there are many reasons to fall in love with Alaska. Here is a list of a few things you won’t be able to live without after you experience living here. 1. Independence When you’re in Alaska, you feel a...  Read More

Top 5 Fishing Destinations in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Top Fishing Destinations in Alaska
Alaska is an incredible place to visit and experiencing it as an angler is even better. We picked our top 5 favorite destinations to go fishing below. Alaska has 6,640 miles of coastline. That’s more than the rest of the United States put together. And when you include the thousands...  Read More

What It’s Really Like to Work a Seasonal Hospitality Job in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Working a Seasonal Hospitality Job in Alaska
A seasonal hospitality job isn’t quite like any other professional experience you’ll ever have. It’s impossible to describe it perfectly to the uninitiated, but there are some universal industry truths. Here are ten things for you to bear in mind if you’re considering seasonal work in the Alaska hotel business....  Read More

The Benefits of Visiting Alaska in September

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Visting Alaska in September
The bright yellow birches of the boreal forest and the rich red tundra make September a beautiful time to visit Alaska. You may have to bundle up and bring your rain jacket, but the crowds will be smaller, the bugs will be fewer, and your chances of catching the Aurora...  Read More

What It’s Like to Work in Rail Services

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Working in Rail Services in Alaska
The opportunity to work onboard a train in Alaska is definitely unique! Let us give you some insight into the types of available positions and what kind of personality traits make an excellent Rail Operator. Some of our rail workers are fascinated by trains from a very young age and...  Read More

5 Alaskan Islands You Have to Visit

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Alaska's Best Islands to Visit
So much of Alaska exists beyond the coastline. If you like the sound of docking your kayak on the shore of a tiny island that feels all your own, or flying into an expansive island with miles to explore, Alaska has something for you. Here are five of our favorite...  Read More

30 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Juneau

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Things to Know About Moving to Juneau
Congratulations, you’re moving to Juneau! You’re going to have the time of your life while you’re here, and there are plenty of lessons you’ll learn along the way. Here are 30 tips and insights from ATJ to help you get ahead of the learning curve. Culture 1. Russian Orthodox culture...  Read More

5 Best Places to View Bears in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Brown Bear Viewing in Alaska
Living in Alaska is like living in a zoo that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All kinds of wildlife creatures roam freely through the forests and plains—and sometimes even down Main Street! One of the most iconic animals of the Alaska wild is the bear. And...  Read More

15 Facts About the Kenai Peninsula

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Fascinating Facts about the Kenai Peninsula
The Kenai Peninsula is a fascinating region. It has a rich human and natural history and a complex ecosystem of animal and plant life. There’s so much to learn, and so much to see! Here are 15 of our favorite facts about the mysterious Kenai Peninsula. 1. The first European...  Read More